Maca Root Powder (Black) - Organic Raw

The various colors of maca root have differences that are more than just skin deep. Each color represents what's known as a phenotype: a unique variety that's identifiable by its appearance. The phenotypes have their own specific benefits. Maca grows exclusively between 13,000 and 15,000 feet above sea level in the Peruvian central Andes. Discovered over 2000 years ago, maca does not crop up anywhere else on the planet. Black Maca Root is a close relative of radishes and turnips.

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The hypocotyls of this root are traditionally used in the Andean region for their supposed nourishing properties. The hypocotyls have different colors. Of these, black maca root has the strongest supportive effects on men’s health as reported by a study done by J. Nieto and colleagues that was published in the October 2006 issue of "Andrologia." Black Maca Root was shown to support men’s reproductive health in just one day after treatment. During this study, lab rats were given 2 grams of black maca root for 12 days, and health statistics were tested every couple days. The results showed an increase in positive measurements, after just one day of treatment with the results increasing over the entire 12 days.

Black maca contains many amino acids including all the essential and many non-essential amino acids. Maca root also has high concentrations of B vitamins. Black maca has incredible mineral richness, most notably with its levels of calcium (but also magnesium, phosphorous, etc). Minerals commonly need other minerals in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream. In addition, maca has a rare chemical that allows for a tremendous increase in calcium absorption across the board. Not to mention numerous vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants.

Maca is an adaptogen, meaning it works with the body to support a healthy stress response. Black maca may support healthy blood pressure levels. Black maca has been shown to possibly nourish the endocrine system via its overall supportive health effects.

Black maca generates core energy in the body and mind without the stimulant effects from caffeine. Black maca root is invigorating and uplifting through its' powerful and distinctive nutritional profile. In the Andes, maca is used as a general tonic for overall well-being. Many Andeans drink maca in the morning because they believe it feeds their life-force. Though it is not a stimulant, it has a natural wake up call effect. In one study, rats were given black maca root to see how quickly they would reach maximum fatigue while swimming. Rats that were given no maca reached fatigue in 10 - 15 minutes while the rats that ate black maca root reached fatigue in 100 - 120 minutes.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Black Maca Root Powder may include:

  • May help nourish the body
  • May support physical strength, stamina & energy
  • May support healthy blood sugar
  • May support emotional & physical well-being
  • May support a healthy mental outlook
  • Possibly possesses adaptogenic properties
  • May support brain health
  • May nourish the liver
  • May support fertility in men & women
  • May contain high levels of glucosinolates, alkaloids, steroids, tannins, saponins & cardiotonic glycosides
  • Great source of amino acids, including 7 essential amino acids, vitamins & minerals

Constituents of Maca include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Boron
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Beta carotene, Vitamin D3
  • Amino Acids: Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
  • Sterols: Brassicasterol, Ergosterol, Campesterol, Ergostadienol, Sitosterol
  • Fatty Acids: Unsaturated, C12-0- Dodecanoic (lauric), C13-1-7- Tridecenoic
  • Secondary Metabolites: Macaridine, Macaene, Macamides
  • Benzylated Alkamides: Phenyl Acetonitrile and Macamides
  • Essential oils:Phenyl acetonitrile, Benzaldehyde, Methoxyphenylacetonitrile
  • Other Phytochemicals: Glucosinates , Sapponins and tannins

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt or in your favorite smoothie.

Other preparations:

Tincture - This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day.  After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile, combine with our organic extra rich cacao and lucuma powders in a smoothie.

Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii and Lepidium peruvianum.

Other Names: Peruvian Ginseng, Maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, ayak willku, black maca

Parts Used: Whole, Maca Root.

Ingredients: Organic Black Maca Root.

Origin: Grown and dried in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Black Maca Root Powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Black Maca Root Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Raw Black Maca Root Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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